Beach Theme Doesn't Mean Beach Theme! Mixed Media Scapbooking

Beach and Garden collections themes together, a non-beach photo...a wedding...let your imagination roll outside what you see to what you imagine.  Keep your scrapbooking/creating fresh by mixing up themes and colors.  I remember the day you could hardly find matching theme paper unless it was a birthday or something like that.  Now everything seems to be "themed."  That is great...but I dare you to mix it up, keep it fresh, love the journey.  

I love the greys of 49 Market Tattered Garden and I love the blues of Graphic 45's Sun Kissed collections.  Blue Fern Studio's "Mommy's Boy" plus a beautiful photo of my daughter and her son stirred in a pot of mixed media gets this creation. 

Mommy's Boy

49 Market Tattered Garden
Graphic 45's Sun Kissed
Blue Fern Studio's "Mommy's Boy"
Stampendous Cutting Dies and Stamps Sailboats
TCW Mini Fence Frame stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pumice Stone and Distress Oxide Black Soot, chit chat words

Blue Fern Studio's chipboard title held up great to paints and texture sand.  Under the mesh fabric, I stenciled the "net" with Pumice Stone distress ink.  A few "bubbles" with Queen and Co. pearls.

Fussy cutting Graphic 45 is on my favorite thing to do list.  I created the waves and sailboats with Stampendous Cutting Dies and Stamps (THANK YOU, BETH) on top of Graphic 45's Sun Kissed and fussy cut the little fish behind the waves.  The sand dollar is real. 

I inked the "net" on the edges with the TCW stencil and Black Soot distress oxide.  More fussy cut with the turtles.  I added a few encouraging "chit chat" phrases from Tim Holtz.  The sub-title was cut from 49 Market Tattered Garden know that piece we always cut off with all the manufacture info?  I love it when companies utilize this piece for a few extra possibilities. 

I am in the midst of three ongoing "things" right now.  I am going through my father's photo albums and scanning them and moving them to a photo-friendly album.  In the midst of doing this, I opened a private Facebook Group for my extended family to share my photos and a place for them to share as well.  I am loving the stories we are getting.  I highly recommend doing is time-consuming but well worth the information and connection with the family.

I am also in the middle of Spring blast in my garden.  My flowers get a lot of my attention but I also try to add creativity as well.  Ask me about Clay Pot Paint is so fun.

All that to say.  I am slow at blogging but I'm here.  Stay up with my posts by following D's Paper Studio on bloglovin' or via email.  The links are on the left-hand side of the blog. 

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  1. What a sweet page and you totally rocked the mix. Love the "netting."


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